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Watertrails, Reaches & Stewards List

Water TrailKeepers have adopted seven WaterTrails in nine counties totaling nearly 350 stream miles.

 
These seven WaterTrails have been divided up into 53 reaches.

This list shows the seven WaterTrails, the reaches, who the Trail Steward is for each WaterTrail, who the Reach Steward is for each reach and which reaches are still available for adoption.
To Volunteer for any of the open positions please contact the Program Manager

Watertrail and Reach number

Reach
River Miles
County
Local Partner
Trail Steward
Reach Steward

Chicago River,
North Branch



 

NB1
Willow Rd. to Linne Woods (Dempster)
6.2
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

NB2
Linne Woods to Bunker Hill FP
4.4
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

NB3
Bunker Hill FP to River Park (confluence)
6.55
Cook
"
NB4
River Park to Clark Park

2.28

Cook
"
Ryan Chew
NB5
Clark Park to North Ave.
3.37
Cook
"
 Dave Olsen
    22.8 = Total miles    

Chicago River,
North Shore Channel



 

NSC1
Wilmette Locks to Oakton St.
3.85
Cook
"

NSC2
Oakton St. to River Park
3.78
Cook
"

   
7.63
= Total miles
"

Little Calumet River

 
 

LC1
Veterans Park to Gouwens Park
4.0
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
  
Calumet area Waterway Stewards
LC2
Gouwens Park to Little Cal. Boat Launch
7.0
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.

Calumet area Waterway Stewards


11.0
= Total miles


Des Plaines River



 

DP1
State Line to Wadsworth
7.45
Lake
Lake Co. FPD
"

Larry Linden

DP2
Wadsworth to Gowe Park
6.25
Lake
Lake Co. FPD
"
DP3
Gowe Park to Oak Spring Rd.
8.0
Lake
Lake Co. FPD
"
DP4
Oak Sp. Rd. to Rivershire Park
9.0
Lake
Lake Co. FPD
"
DP5
Rivershire Park to Dam #1
5.9
Lake/Cook
Lake Co. FPD
"

Dale Rice

Cook County        
OPEN - Volunteer
 
DP6
Dam #1 to Allison Woods
2.16
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.


DP7
Allison Woods to Dempster St. Dam
6.25
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

DP8
Dempster St. Dam to Irving Pk Rd.
7.7
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

DP9
Irving Pk. Rd. to Chicago Ave.
5.5
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"
Eric Myers
DP10
Chicago Ave. to Plank Rd. Meadow
6.3
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

DP11
Stony Ford to Columbia Woods
7.2
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"

DP12
Columbia Woods to Lemont Rd.
6.85
Cook/DuPage
FPD of Cook Co.
"

DP13
Lemont Rd. to Isle a la Cache
4.85
Will


DP14
Isle a la Cache to Broadway Greenway
7.5
Will
.


DP15
Brandon St. Lock & Dam to McKinley Woods
11.44
Will




102.37
= Total miles


Salt Creek



 

SC1
Busse Woods Dam to Cricket Creek FP
8.7
Cook/DuPage
"
Brian Maki
SC2
Cricket Creek FP to Hunter Drive
8.3
DuPage
"
SC3
York Road to confluence (Plank Road Meadow Boat Launch)
10.5
Cook
FPD of Cook Co.
"



27.5
= Total miles


DuPage River,
East Branch



 

Kathi

Landow


DE1
Lisle Community Park to Hidden Lakes Trout Farm
6.5
 





 


DuPage River,
West Branch



 
Kathi
Landow

DW1
West Branch FP to Lions Park
10.3
DuPage


DW2
Lions Park to Blackwell FP
4.25
DuPage



DW3
Blackwell to McDowell Grove FP
4.35
DuPage


DW4
McDowell Grove FP to Pioneer Park --Ellen Johnson Memorial Reach
4.9
DuPage


Kathi Landow
DW5
Pioneer Park to Knoch Knolls Park
3.28
DuPage





27.08
= Total miles


DuPage River



 

Kathi Landow

DR1
Knoch Knolls Park to Eaton Preserve
6.85
Will


DR2
Eaton Preserve to Riverside Parkway Canoe Launch
7.75
Will


DR3
Riverside Parkway to Hammel Woods FP
3.5
Will


DR4
Hammel Woods FP to Channahon dam
9.5
Will




26.6
= Total miles


Fox River



 

F1
Weber Park (McHenry) to Fox River FP
9.7
McHenry


F2
Fox River FP to Riverfront Park (Algonquin dam)
9.0
McHenry


F3
Algonquin dam to Carpentersville dam
4.35
McHenry/Kane

Jodie Auliff
F4
Carpentersville dam to Kimball St. dam
6.1
Kane
Kane Co. FPD

Joe

Miras

F5
Kimball St. dam to Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch
5.65
Kane
Kane Co. FPD


F6
Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch to St. Charles dam
5.28
Kane
Kane Co. FPD

Brad DeArk
F7
St. Charles dam to Glenwood Park FP
5.75
Kane
Kane Co. FPD

Ryan Rushton
F8
Glenwood Park FP to Illinois Ave. Boat Launch
4.8
Kane
Kane Co. FPD


F9
Illinois Ave. Boat Launch to Violet Patch Park
5.45
Kane
Kane Co. FPD


F10
Violet Patch Park to Yorkville dam
7.55
Kendall


F11
Yorkville dam to Shuh Shuh Gah FP Canoe Launch
11.65
Kendall



75.29
= Total miles


Kishwaukee River



 

K1
Thorne Road to County Line Rd.
6.28
McHenry
"
Not available for adoption this year
K2
County Line Rd. to Red Horse Bend
7.33
Boone
"

K3
Red Horse Bend to Distillery Road
6.46
Boone
"
K4
Distillery Rd. to Espencheid Forest Preserve
5.37
Boone/Winnebago
"
K5
Espencheid Forest Preserve to Atwood Park
6.56
Winnebago
"
K6
Atwood Park to Hinchliff Forest Preserve 5.0 Winnebago  
"
Steve Larsen
    37.0 = Total miles    

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